SNAKE-EYES: GI JOE ORIGINS Loses the Battle for an October Release Date
By: John M Jerva
Of all the delays this year for film due to the pandemic, this was the one I feared the most. The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that Paramount and Hasbro have indeed made the decision to delay the spin-off movie Snake-Eyes: GI Joe Origins. The movie wich wrapped filming in Februart before all the cjhoas happened was originally supposed to be released this October but now will be moved to an unkown date in 2021. Insert SIGH here.
Hasbro CEO and Chairman Brian Goldner confirmed the news earlier today and stated, “We’re working out the specifics with Paramount.” The decision comes as the pandemic has impacted Entertainment One which is Hasbro’s TV and Film company to the tune of losing 32% which is $132.2 million.
Directed by Robert Schwentke, the film stars Henry Golding as Snake along with Andrew Koji (Warrior) as Storm Shadow, Iko Uwais (The Raid, Triple Threat) as Hard Master, Samara Weaving (Ready or Not) as Scarlett, Úrsula Corberó (Money Heist) as Baroness, Haruka Abe as Akiko, Takehiro Hira as Kenta and Steven Allerick (The Expanse) who is playing Snake’s father. The movie will be a soft reboot for the franchise and center on the Ninja Commando and his origins. It will focus on Snake’s search for vengeance for his father’s death as he joins a ninja clan seeking acceptance.
Snake-Eyes: GI Joe Origins was to release on October 23rd but now we will have to wait and see what the new date will be next year.